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There is a huge tank 7 km from Kukkanur in Ittagi village facing this tank is Mahadeva temple and a hist of small temples. It has a classic later Chalukyas plan, with a garbagruha (shrine) and a front hall (antarala) leading to the mandapa. The porch has been extended on all three sides with door ways on each sides. There is an open mandapa in the front hall , which has 26 circular pillars with sculptures worth seeing. The Vimana and the tower also have minute engravings. Most of theses are architecturally decorative designs with very few statues of gods. These engravings have been done on green crystal rock stone which was adopted by the Hoysala too.


There was always a tank near a temple in the Chalukya period. Only the main side has steps and the other three sides have sloped walls. This sculpture-less geometric design is fantastic and is seen in Aihole and Gadag too.

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